Mango cupcakes with mango buttercream frosting

  I am nothing if not a mango fiend. I brave the summers in Hyderabad only because of the fabulous array of mangoes we get here. The most popular and commercially successful one is the Banaganapalli. While my favourites are Shakkar gutli (a small apple sized mango that is sweet as sugar - shakkar +sugar) … Continue reading Mango cupcakes with mango buttercream frosting

A Simple Choco Chip Chocolate Cake Recipe

The first month of 2014 is in its third week. And right on cue, I am posting now despite having all the intentions of posting my first post before the first week!¬†One thing that comes back to bite me over and over again is the glaring fact that occasions hardly mean anything to me. I … Continue reading A Simple Choco Chip Chocolate Cake Recipe

Boozey Christmas Fruit Cake

Ever since I started writing this blog, I have visions of creating fabulous posts for Christmas. Each year I plan to make wonderfully festive stuff and post here. Some years I manage, like the year I made and posted these beautiful Date and Fig Ravioli that still count as the best Christmas cookies I have … Continue reading Boozey Christmas Fruit Cake

Celebrations Galore ~ Baked Yogurt Tart in an Oatmeal Crust

Celebrations galore today. 65 years of the birth of India. Despite the warts, still beautiful and engaging. All we need to do now is to deserve all that she has to offer us. 100 years of the woman I knew not much about until my favourite actress Meryl Streep brought her to life and exposed … Continue reading Celebrations Galore ~ Baked Yogurt Tart in an Oatmeal Crust

Baking ~ Whole Wheat Banana Coconut Almond Bread

This was one of my favourite cakes / quick breads to bake and photograph. It was wholesome, not overly sweet and full of nutritious bananas, coconut and almonds. Its taken almost 8 months to be posted on the blog, but then I never claimed to be regular here. The fondest memory of taking these pictures … Continue reading Baking ~ Whole Wheat Banana Coconut Almond Bread